Face the Music
Finally, the Starchild tells his story. Following books by Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss, Paul Stanley is the last original member of KISS to publish his autobiography. Unlike its predecessors, Face the Music is less focused on dishing on his bandmates (though there is plenty of that in the book) and more on Stanley’s development as a musician and person. He describes his difficult and at times painful upbringing and how it led him to find refuge in music and performing. He writes at length about the early days of KISS and how the conflict between his stage persona and his true self made it difficult for him to trust and make connections with others. In the end, he finds fulfillment as a husband and father and has resolved much of the inner turmoil that plagued him in his early years. Stanley’s book displays a warmth and even joy lacking in his bandmates’ books. No KISS fan should miss this one.
Brett @ Central